This article by CBS News writes on how the United Nations in a report warns that there has been a dramatic worsening during the COVID-19 pandemic of the hunger crisis facing the planet.

The report, subtitled "Transforming food systems for food security, improved nutrition, and affordable healthy diets for all," was a collaboration of the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Program (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

It is an indictment on our entire food systems — from production to distribution and disposal — that in 2020, as many as 811 million men, women and children went without enough to eat," told UN Special Envoy Dr. Agnes Kalibata to CBS News.

 

Several factors including conflicts, climate shocks, as well as low productivity and inefficient food supply chains that pushed up the cost of food has led to this significant increase in hunger.

 

Read the article here.